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Overview

Launched in 1954 by war-hero Air Vice-Marshall Donald Bennett the Fairthorpe company set-out to "attack" the micro-car market with its new model, the Atom. Sales of the Atom were relatively slow and only 44 cars were built in its 3 year production run.

Much more successful were the sporty Fairthorpe Electron models, particularly the Electron Minor of which over 700 examples were built from 1957-73. The last Fairthorpe models were the adventurous TX-GT and TX-S/TX-SS sports coupes built between 1967-76.

Models produced by Fairthorpe

Atom

Atom

1954-1957

Atomota

Atomota

1958-1960

Atomota Major

1958-1960

Electrina

Electrina

1961-1963

Electron

1956-1965

Electron Minor

Electron Minor

1957-1973

Formula Junior

Formula Junior

1960-1960

Rockette

Rockette

1963-1967

TX Tripper

1970-1976

TX-GT

TX-GT

1967-1976

TX-S

1967-1976

TX-SS

1967-1976

Zeta

1960-1965

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